Sunday, April 3, 2011

So Many Things To Stitch

The Halloween Tic Tac Toe Canvas is a Tapestry Tent canvas by Liz. I ordered this canvas in September when I was at Ruth's for a Brenda Hart class. Ruth was having a Tapestry Tent trunk show while we were there and I ordered this canvas. I also ordered the playing pieces. The pumpkin and witch are just perfect for this piece. I am thinking of sending it to Amy for the November Cook-Up Class that I am going to. I can only imagine the magic that Amy will work on this piece.

I finished the Witch's Hat Halloween Apple by Kelly Clark that Amy did a stitch guide for. This was so much fun to stitch. The stitches and threads Amy chose for this canvas were spectacular. I especially love the beading around the bow. It was done on wire and was really easy to do. Amy always surprises me with something new that I have not done before. I am now stitching the Candy Corn Halloween Apple and hope to have it done by next week. I plan on taking the two apples and the Fall tree down to Ruth for finishing when I go down on April 14.

The Creche arrived on Wednesday and is going to be a spectacular backdrop for the Nativity. I hope to get it started before I leave on the 14th. I will not take this piece with me since it is to big to travel with and I will probably only get to stitch on it on Thursday night. Having done the Nativity pieces already the sky (which was the background for all the Nativity pieces) for the Creche will not be difficult for me to do. Once you get into the rhythm of the stitch it goes fairly quickly. You just have to be careful with your counting.

Karen and I will be leaving on Thursday, April 14, at 6 A.M. to head down to Baltimore. We will be stopping at needlepoint stores on our way down. We always like to see new places and can always find something new and fun to buy. I am so looking forward to this trip. Karen and I have a great time together and are both easy going and basically just go with the flow. We are so excited about the three days we will be spending with Kelly Clark and are looking forward to seeing all our needlepoint friends. I am sure that I will have lots of pictures and stories to blog about when I return.

Hope to post a picture of the finished Candy Corn Apple before I leave for Baltimore.



Melinda said...

Hi, Linda - I'm excited to see that you have received the Creche canvas! I am looking forward to seeing you work on that. I love the Halloween apple - you did a great job stitching it. Maybe I'll pick one up when I go to Amy's.

I know you're looking forward to your classes with Kelly. You'll have two more canvases to work on soon. You need an extra few hours in every day to stitch all these great pieces! If you figure out how to do that, let me know. I'm in the same boat!

Peggi@Tapestry Fair said...

The beading on wire sounds like a great idea and looks wonderful. I might want to try it on a piece I'm working on - any hints?

Diane said...

I can not wait to see the Tic Tac Toe board in progress. Please post pictures along the way. I didn't even know that piece existed. I think I may have to buy it and stitch it. I love all things Halloween.

Great job on the Apple.

I am also looking forward to going to Ruth's for our class with Kelly.

stephanie ashworth said...

Linda-I was just in Memphis for a Cooking Up a Canvas with Amy. I saw the Creche, and you will not believe the grass when you see it. It is so fantastic. I brought my Creche home with me and am practically manic trying to stitch both my new pieces.

Have fun with Kelly!